Second graders are learning to observe the outdoors like scientists. Along with our environmental educator from Prescott Farm, we hiked the school grounds to take a close look at the foliage. We also noticed the different habitats of some of our animal neighbors. We are so excited to be working with Prescott Farm throughout the year.
In other news, we are preparing for our parent-teacher-student conferences! We have been practicing our reflection skills to better understand what we are doing well and what we can improve upon. The second grade teachers are looking forward to meeting with you and your child on October 20th.

notesBeginning band has begun! On Tuesday, September 26th, our newest members of the band program and their parents attended a beginning band night. Parents were able to purchase books, reeds and supplies, as well as rent an instrument if needed.
Students learned all about the band program and then had a chance to learn how to play their instrument with the correct embouchure and stick holding techniques.
The beginning band is very excited and promises to PATIENTLY, PERSISTENTLY PRACTICE to become great!

cabbagesDid you get a chance to check out the HUGE cabbages growing inside the greenhouse since last spring?  These were planted by last year’s third grades. There was some friendly competition going on to see which class could grow the largest cabbage.  The winners are....the students from MS. CURRIER’S class!  Their cabbage weighed a whopping 19.75 pounds!! 

compostThe first graders from Mrs. Salamanca’s class were the lucky students to be able to use our first batch of finished compost!  Mrs. Salamanca had shared the book, Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, and had been discussing ways to make the world more beautiful.  Like Miss Rumphius, they decided to spread Lupine seeds, and, thanks to Mrs. Chappuis who brought in seeds and three small plants, were able to do just that.  The students first visited the compost shed where they saw fresh compost scraps from the kitchen, lunchroom and classrooms.  Then they saw the other side of the shed that had a pile of old compost. 

grade3Students in grade three have been involved in Passion Projects over the last few Friday afternoons. They were given a choice as to what they would like to work on. The choices were: coding, games through the years, crafts, sign language, origami, and knitting. The teachers have really enjoyed working with students on these special projects. Below are some quotes from students about their experiences:
“I enjoy knitting a scarf with Mrs. Greenlaw.” -Maren
“I think knitting is relaxing.” -Keagan

growThe Living Classroom has been a happening place! Preschoolers have planted their beans; kindergartners have peas coming up and potatoes are planted; the first grade lettuce, spinach, and radishes are almost ready to be eaten; second graders have planted their corn; third graders have their carrots in;

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